AFRICA’S NEXT TOP MODELS BY ICYPosted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 at 6:39 AM
My girl Icy is guestblogging today….please show her some luv…
I’ll be back tomorrow!
*Clears throat and gets serious*
I hope I do justice to Bella’s blog today as Tuesday is my favourite day of the week. Today I’m totally, utterly and completely zeroing in on MODELS. AFRICAN MODELS IN AMERICA. I was going to zero in on Nigerian Models but that will not do this entry justice. But as withmost things African. There are usually more Nigerians in the mix.
As a part-time model (4 years). Things have changed over the past 4-5 years and I have been a first hand witness to the influx of Nigerians, Ghanaian, Somalian, Zimbabwean, South African, Kenyan and many other Models of African Nationalities in America that have embraced the modeling industry. It’s not an easy profession and mehn, the dues you have to pay unless you get a nice fat check for one gig.
There is a new breed of Nigerian… excuse me, African Models. Yes we hear about the babz and blokes in South Africa in France, Milan, Japan. I’m talking about the breed of African models in American. Who are bold daring and fabulously African. They don’t hide it and their features more than give you a perfect indication of their heritage.
These men and women are with various agencies across America. From Elite to Ford to Wilhelmina to Click. I mean working models . There are a lot more that I know I am not aware of. Please feel free to tell us all in your comment and list other models you know of sorta doing their own thing in the background.
I have a question for you all though. (I’m assuming 80% of bella readers are Naija/African ppl)
What is your honest opinion about models. African models in particular. Do you think they don’t’ push the envelope like their counterparts. Is that hindering the success curve?
Here are some of the many models. Enjoy and have a fun-tastic day. RAWK ON PEEPS!!!
So what do you think of modelling as a career?